Mother, two children still unaccounted for

There are growing concerns about three unaccounted for Island area residents as officials continue to assess the extent of the damage of the Logan & Northern Canal break landslide and flood.According to Logan City Fire Chief Mark Meaker, there is a high degree of likelihood that there are three people trapped inside the home at 921 E. Canyon Road that totally collapsed from the mud and water that flowed down the hillside. In a press conference this afternoon, Meaker said the three people unaccounted for include two children and their mother.Search dogs are on the scene checking the collapsed home and four others in its vicinity. Due to the unstable nature of the hill and extent of the home’s damage, rescue work is moving slowly.The total extent of the flooding and landslide damage is still unknown.The Logan & Northern Canal is located right below Highway 89, below some of the parking turnouts on the south side of the road. Traffic on that road has been moved over to the west-bound lane, one lane in each direction, in order to avoid any additional pressure or vibration to the already unstable hillside. The canal has been shut off and authorities continue to assess the area.To hear the complete press conference with Logan City Mayor Randy Watts and Chief Meaker,

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.To hear the later press conference with Logan City Police Chief Russ Roper,

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